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The Columbia

Published 1949

FDR Presidential Library

Video 353

The Columbia

Historic look at the Columbia River and its development. Woody Guthrie was hired by BPA in 1941 to write the songs for this movie, but its production was delayed by World War II. Produced in 1949 in black and white, this film contains rare footage of Grand Coulee Dam construction, Indian fishing at Celilo Falls and the 1948 Vanport flood.

Producer FDR Presidential Library
Language English


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Reviewer: Jilly9 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 23, 2012
Subject: Woody Guthrie
Features songs by Woody Guthrie, written about the Columbia River and Grand Coulee Dam.